MinerShop Blog

Welcome to the MinerShop blog. We write about pretty much anything that sparks our interest. We've sorted our articles into the categories below.

Fluorescent UV light

Building Your Own Transilluminators - DIY

Rough instructions on how to upgrade your own transilluminator

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A fluorescent light for UV minerals

Transilluminators - Overview

A "transilluminator" typically has 15W MW bulbs installed (312/302nm). Some have 6 bulbs, some have 4. So far, almost every unit I have come across has Hoya U325c glass (SW glass).
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Fluorescent Ballast Selection

Ballasts to drive fluorescent bulbs/tubes

Our UV lights are mostly based on fluorescent bulbs. These bulbs require a special ballast to operate. We always recommend Fulham ballasts.
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